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flash fireBRONZE Member
Sporadically Prodigal
2,758 posts
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia


Posted:
This space is for all those funksters busy improving their technique by learning new moves - made-up or traditional.



Tell us all about it! We love hearing about our fellow poiers/staffies/misc. toyers succeeding with new things biggrin

It's just hard to keep up with it all sometimes, so if we keep it together you'll be certain to get a little feedback.



here a pat on the back in advance from me



::flash enthusiastically pats your back::



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pup_on_firenewbie
1 post
Location: Minneapolis, MN


Posted:
oooooh yea.... when i picked up the poi swings for the first time 1 week ago by fluke at a friends... I had no idea it would envelop me soooo much! It was as if I knew how to do it right away.. I've still had to learn the tricks by looking up stuff on here, but I just absolutely love it. Today, after a few knocks in the head, arm, and...well...valuables, I finally got the alternate butterfly down, and am on my way to the Mexican weave! Oh yea! haha - glad i found this sight, thanks for the tips on moves!
pup on fire
(bryan)

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Trippie HippieBRONZE Member
old hand
733 posts
Location: Bewildered state of nothingness, United Kingdom


Posted:
Well as all i seem to do now is poi, and my staff is being left to gather dust in a corner, i figured that i should start posting in here so heres the first....... (Of many i hope!!)

BTB Butterfly hip reel (I think!) - Thanks Pink....? hug
Loads of love
Taking it easy
Trippie


Trippie Hippie- Monty Dons secret love child

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.:star:.SILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
1,785 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
BTB butterfly waist wrap bounce

Thank you thank you thank you fluffy for giving me some pointers on sunday...it all sundenly clicked into place!

bounce

inpsydoutBRONZE Member
member
57 posts
Location: kent/brum, uk


Posted:
Got a six beat hyperloop down and a a couple of eight beats are so nearly there smile smile smile

i cdnoult blveiee taht i cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht i was rdanieg!


mtbeerGOLD Member
ARRRR!
529 posts
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA


Posted:
Grrr, I'm envious inpsydout... I can get the 2 and 4 beat hyperloops somewhat consistently but 6 and 8 are out there. I think I need different chains or something.

"My skin is singed but it heals my heart and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars." -Davey Havok


inpsydoutBRONZE Member
member
57 posts
Location: kent/brum, uk


Posted:
i havent had a chance to try it with chains yet, just socks (cheating a bit i know) although the knots still slip and slide all over them.

i cdnoult blveiee taht i cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht i was rdanieg!


BethMiss Whippy
1,262 posts
Location: Cornwall & Oxford


Posted:
Whip catches with fire... i may be insane but it works and looks wicked!

Aim high and you'll know your limits, aim low and you'll never know how high you could have climbed.


spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Thanks to a week in the sun in Tunisia I can now do suicides and genocides (most of the time) starting same direction and usually get them going opposite direction.

Turning same direction BTB waist wraps.

A proper (i.e. three circles and a carry) BF BTB waist wrap finally.

Isolating tangles under and over my arm both sides and both directions.

Dodgy underarm BF hyperloops.

"Moo," said the happy cow.


infinitemember
110 posts
Location: ashland OR


Posted:
Double forearm stall from the butterfly corkscrew, butterfly corkscew more then bounce wrap off of waist to overhead TTN. Corkscrew butterfly TTN. Same move can be done in buzzsaw plane.

IM close to doing two butterfly hyperloops and then inverting tehm over my shoulder sothey stay tangled, or untangling the butterfly hyperloop behind my head. I have perfected the Behind teh head airwrap that is at the end of The chicago glowsticking video, I ahve also perfected spirals with fire and am learning the weave thru my legs turning. I can do allt eh tech stuff, need to work on my large body motions. I also learned the 5bt butterfly weave, and the double TTN where you reach over the top arm again and still put the poi into the front plane so they dont hit, need to learn upside down , though I am recovering from dislocated elbow and cant straighten my arm all teh way.

I saw Forrest here in ashland, he was doing BTB thru the leg weave and then turn so poi are still behind back and then weave thru legs. Poi are in front of the body except for the turn behind the back and poi thru legs in fron again. Try to learn if you are bored, I need to learn the BTB weave thru legs, soon.
peace thanks for inspiring me everytime- I love HOP

dont make peoples heads turn, give them whiplash.


spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
A mindgame thingy, and now I've got the knack I'll be having a play around with those smile

"Moo," said the happy cow.


garthySILVER Member
old hand
717 posts
Location: Bristol, England


Posted:
bounce At Last I'm getting Anti-spin turning flowers. biggrin

"**grumble*spuriouswindmills*grumble**" - Coleman
"if poi was only for girls there wouldnt be many good poi spinners...." - Nx


PsyriSILVER Member
artisan
1,576 posts
Location: Berkshire, UK


Posted:
in my attempt to bag btb reverse weave I have so far managed a 2beat which has satisfied me so far.....

Fine_Rabid_DogInternet Hate Machine
10,530 posts
Location: They seek him here, they seek him there...


Posted:
cool

Im very, very close to learning buzzsaw isolations smile

Yes, Im that crap smile

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."


thepaczBRONZE Member
Member
2 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
I just learned a butterfly neckwrap (not sure if there's a more legitimate name for it though). Now on to the btb weaves (so far, their status is "grr")!

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PsyriSILVER Member
artisan
1,576 posts
Location: Berkshire, UK


Posted:
my btb revrse is happening NOW! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYY!

colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
lots of lovely offset tempo things ubblove



an inverted weave where only one beat is outside.



isolated fountain (edit: this is an actual isolated fountain - i.e. no buzzsaw, all beats are outside arms) is getting more 'round' and isolated waistwraps are looking more tidy (isolated carries still go really wonky though).



uberpoi... biggrin bounce2 biggrin





cole. x



edit because i forgot to mention these bits: wallplane inversions with vertical exit, over the head airwraps (front-back) and a lovely same-time link between longarm vertical airwraps ubbrollsmile
EDITED_BY: coleman (1119279957)

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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Can usually do all 4 BTB same direction WWs now after a decent session on Saturday and turn and go in and out of them. Forwards BTB BF WWs are getting there, but still a bit wonky.

"Moo," said the happy cow.


DuncGOLD Member
playing the days away
7,263 posts
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingdom


Posted:
Lots of throwiness....showers, cascades, pin wheel(staff throw while pass other to BTH thingie?) double throws and isolated double throws much nicer now too ubbrollsmile Starting to nail The Jesus more times than not and also found the best/easiest way to carry poi in the world ever when you don't have a bag/pockets which has accidentally and wonderfully lead onto something much more fun to play with biggrin

berpoi... biggrin bounce biggrin hug

Let's relight this forum ubblove


oliSILVER Member
not with cactus
2,052 posts
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devon, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: coleman


uberpoi... biggrin bounce2 biggrin





Written by: Dunc

berpoi... biggrin bounce biggrin hug




scubapoi? ubblol rolleyes tongue

redface hug i just learnt some sort of corkscrew (at first and then i tilted my arms downhill..) inversion thing, i think, but i havnt learnt it very well. so im still confused and i cant do it back the otehr way yet becuase my poi dont like going uphil, they are a bit hefty or something... but biggrin weavesmiley

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no


RevBRONZE Member
Bastard Newbie Messiah
1,269 posts
Location: Apparently lost in my ego, USA


Posted:
that's because you have to learn the old people trick and go dwnhill both ways.. wink

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tenticleenthusiast
275 posts
Location: ati: on: She: ffi: eld: UK:


Posted:
Stuff poi, a biro's way more fun.

But anyway, drunken poi. and monkey poi. drunken poi is suspiciously easier when sober, which is why i never really got it before...
and some nice stuff where you let the poi wrap in such a way that the strings hold themselves onto your wrists by warping over themselves
and some interesting combinations of exactly which poi goes under which leg from what direction when and who's leg it comes out from under again.

--ben

RevBRONZE Member
Bastard Newbie Messiah
1,269 posts
Location: Apparently lost in my ego, USA


Posted:
Written by: tenticle


and some interesting combinations of exactly which poi goes under which leg from what direction when and who's leg it comes out from under again.






who's leg it comes out from under? dude that is the most impressive utl trick I've ever heard.. you gotta teach me how to go under my leg and exit out someone else's.. wink hug

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duballstarSILVER Member
slack rating - 9.5
2,216 posts
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
eek cole's been spinning poi?!!? must be some strange ubervoodoo goin on... wink

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett


Hanzveteran
1,328 posts
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia


Posted:
hmm... havent updated this yet...

Since Christmas I have also been trying to get the Overhead butterfly, and I think I finally have it... just need someone to check it for me biggrin

Man, I feel like such a newbie to this, but it still feels amazing learning these (what some people find, but I dont) easy moves

.:star:.SILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
1,785 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
woo hoo!
All sorts of BTB goodnesss - waistwraps, butterfly variations etc
bounce
my arms are so achey

colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
i made some new poi yesterday - ones that i can throw smile



last night i learnt:



2 poi shower (half spin)

2 poi shower (single spin)



a sketchy 1up pirouette (poi clockwise in wallplane, throw right poi under left arm as a double, carry left poi through a 360 and catch right poi again).



and for my friend nyc there is this: tongue



juggle weavesmiley juggle



i knew i'd get to post juggling moves in here again one day man... devil wink





cole. x

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


PsyriSILVER Member
artisan
1,576 posts
Location: Berkshire, UK


Posted:
I have just bagged the butterfly weave n variations YEY! So yeah things are looking good, I havent had a learning curve like this in a while

KookSILVER Member
Member
19 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
Yay!! BTB weave - 2 and 3 beat!! biggrin biggrin biggrin

My sincerest thanks to Norma from the Glasgow Juggling Club who had the patience to take me through the steps.

What's next?

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JilavreGOLD Member
32 posts
Location: Echuca Country Victoria, Australia


Posted:
Because I'm a complete noob to poi *yes yes another witles convert* I'm happy that I have just managed to get the basic weave. without thumping myself in the head.

Trying ohsohard to get the reverse weave but failing miserably. *sigh*

taintedaddict
422 posts
Location: London


Posted:
Ok was abit slow in getting this but im soooooooo proud ive just got the one handed butterfly in both hands biggrin

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